The Advantages of Adding a Second Kitchen Sink

It is practically becoming a standard today for even modest-sized spaces to have two sinks.  Traditionally, second sinks have been used side-by-side as one bowl to wash dishes in and one to rinse in. With most homes today having a dishwasher appliance carrying the clean-up load, a larger sink bowl is now utilized primarily for cleaning of large cookware such as pots and pans. More often than not, one sink today is used for “storage space”; such as, dropping off dirty cookware or utensils in one sink, while continuing to prepare food or beverages in the second sink.

Adding a second kitchen sink is a definite plus, if not “must”, for those homes which have two or more cooks that prepare meals at the same time. Even if both chefs have separate duties, they will both often need the sink at the same time. Having two sinks will keep the meal preparation flowing smoothly, with the least amount of congestion.

A smaller second sink can be a useful addition to a kitchen island, suitable for rinsing and chopping vegetables, preparing beverages or hors d’oeuvres, or rinsing glasses while entertaining small groups of guests in conversation. Many designers recommend one large main sink and a smaller bar sink.  Of course, a second sink is always a welcomed necessity to a wet bar.  Sometimes an additional sink is added to simply take advantage of an outdoor view; especially, if the main work sink can’t be placed under a window.

Whatever your specific needs, your local plumbing professional can help you assess the perfect combination of sinks to complement your new, existing, or remodeled kitchen.

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